The wind began to switch, the house to pitch,
And suddenly the hinges started to unhitch.
Just then, the Witch - to satisfy an itch,
Went flying on her broomstick,
Thumbing for a hitch.
And oh, what happened then was rich.
The house began to pitch.
The kitchen took a slitch.
It landed on the Wicked Witch in the middle of a ditch.
...might have becoming fucking unnerving. As it was, the rain spout on the front of the house was torn loose and came down across the power lines. It's a three-story house, so a very tall rain spout. Spooky called the landlord and National Grid, and a few hours later the latter showed up to remove said spout. Today, ~20k people in Rhode Island have no electricity; fortunately, we are not among them. Truthfully, last night was more windy than what we got off Sandy, I think. And 57˚F two days after snow and a frozen river. Yes, climate change is a liberal hoax trying to bring down Big Oil and capitalism and Mom's apple pie. Most assuredly.
I snapped a photograph of the rain-spout-on-power-line crisis, for posterity and whatnot:
Yesterday, in a fit of inspiration (or something), I finished the remaining 5/8ths of Chapter Six of Alabaster: Boxcar Tales. Which means it's time to buckle down and get to work on Red Delicious. I have about seven weeks to write it, which means I have about seven weeks to write it well. Today, I continue hashing out the storyline in my head. A very rough, nebulous concept, not an actual outline. Just something to guide me, until the momentum kicks in. The tattered umbrella I open and hold above my head before leaping off a cliff.
Is it a sin against all humanity that I actually want to see something as ridiculous as Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters? I mean, leather, and Gretel's heaving boobies, and crossbows, and...yeah. But 3-D. So, sigh. We'll be waiting for the DVD.
Last night, we watched Robert Rodriquez's Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) again. Still very...fuck, I wish the interwebs hadn't ruined the word "awesome" for decades to come.
I ought go. Thoughts to be thunk and all that.